I had always assumed that any font that is available from the options in NOF would be web-safe - like the background colours - but I have apparently found otherwise with Cataneo BT. The published work-in-progress looks fine on my laptop (which has NOF on it, and so has that font as well) but it looks awful on my desktop.
1) Is this font safe to use? Is it part of Windows?
2) How can I find out which fonts are safe to use and/or part of Windows?
3) Is there any way of directing a browser to use a particular "reserve" font if the first choice isn't available?
I can't give a link, as it looks so ugly that I've swiftly removed it!
That list is pretty short; I'll play around with a few alternatives, perhaps pick something that XP has natively so at least a reasonable number of visitors will see it correctly.
It's a real shame, because Cataneo BT looked really good on this site. I have read about embedded fonts, but I think that requires a file download and I really don't want to force that on the site's visitors.
It also depends what you want to do with it. Recently i wanted to make nav images but to be based on a backend have made them generate off PHP so new images don't have to be made every time.
You can upload font files and then have PHP execute this as an image which is good if your just doing small bits of text that you want everyone to be able to see. Obviously for large text blocks this isn't the answer.
The most popular font for websites is still Verdana because it looks nice and clean and is available to all users!
I appologise i think i misread your question. Nowdays unless your using obscure fonts you shouldn't have to many problems. Remember you want the text to be easy and simple to read fancy fonts can often detract from the overall look of the site